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dych Sep 16, 2009 02:49 PM

Looking for good food in the $50-60 a person range in the theater district. Something on 8th ave would be great. Have tried Uncle Nick's, Marseilles, and Casa ???. Would like something new. Pre fixe would be great.

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  1. Rmis32 RE: dych Sep 16, 2009 09:56 PM

    Toloache (Mexican)
    251 W. 50th St., nr. Broadway New York, NY 10019
    212-581-1818
    http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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      doxy216 RE: Rmis32 Sep 17, 2009 08:33 AM

      We just ate at Toloache, it was excellent. My husband lived in Mexico for 10 years and said this is the closest to being there. The atmosphere was lovely as well as the hosts. I highly reccomend. Stay away from B.Smiths, was there Saturday it was gross.

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        LeahBaila RE: doxy216 Sep 17, 2009 11:13 AM

        Third for Toloache...it's one of my faves in the area.

        www.thelunchbelle.com

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          Rmis32 RE: LeahBaila Sep 17, 2009 11:36 AM

          Actually, it was LeahBaila who turned me on to Toloache, for which I will be eternally grateful. Don't miss the jalapeno, cucumber margarita.

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            LeahBaila RE: Rmis32 Sep 17, 2009 11:41 AM

            :) Awe, really? Glad I could be of service. Now I must return to try the jalapeno-cucumber margarita!!

            www.thelunchbelle.com

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      stephaniec25 RE: dych Sep 17, 2009 10:58 AM

      Maria pia for Italian (prix fixe), Hell's Kitchen for Mexican

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        Tex in the City RE: dych Sep 17, 2009 02:25 PM

        I have head good things about 5 napkin burger

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          LeahBaila RE: Tex in the City Sep 17, 2009 03:10 PM

          Funny, I've heard that 5 Napkin has a killer lobster roll.

          www.thelunchbelle.com

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            stephaniec25 RE: Tex in the City Sep 17, 2009 08:19 PM

            5 napkin is great - I love the bacon cheddar burger with a side of pickles (annoyingly, it doesn't come with pickles but they're so good I always order anyway). They also have very good wings and a nice beer and whiskey menu.

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            dych RE: dych Sep 17, 2009 08:06 PM

            What do you recommend ordering at Toloache and how much for 2 people?

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              doxy216 RE: dych Sep 18, 2009 07:55 AM

              We ordered the Guacamole, it was delicious, nice and chunky. Also the caso fundido as appetizers. I had Chicken echiladas with Mole sauce, the best Mole ever....My husband had Carnitas de lechon, flavorful and delicate. We had a drink each, Coffee and Mexican Hot Chocolate and 1 dessert. It ran about 110.00 before tip. Well worth it ,we still tqlk about the meal. Also, the waitress was the best.

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                Rmis32 RE: dych Sep 18, 2009 02:42 PM

                Guac is quite good, as are the tilapia tacos. Don't miss the jalapeno, cucumber margarita.

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